ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A Geneva man and woman were arrested following an investigation alleging he trapped and burned a raccoon alive.
According to the Humane Society, a social media post showed a person capturing a raccoon inside a Havahart trap. The suspect then poured flammable liquid on the raccoon, lit a piece of paper on fire, and then set the raccoon on fire.
Investigators said that they identified 35-year-old Willis Bowles, Jr. as the suspect. He was charged with animal cruelty and was issued an appearance ticket.
While executing a search warrant regarding the case, police say they located an assault weapon and ammunition, which resulted in Bowles and 30-year-old Hayden Williams being taken into custody on Friday.
Bowles will be appearing at Geneva City Court to face the animal cruelty charge. Both Bowles and Williams will appear in court at a later date for weapons charges.